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Guide to the Jeanette Olliver student work, 1941-1943

Collection Overview

Repository

Kellen Design Archives

Collection Identifier

KA.0068

Creator

Olliver, Jeanette

Title

Jeanette Olliver student work, 1941-1943

Extent

0.3 linear ft: 8 folders

Summary

The collection consists of Jeanette Olliver's student work in the form of lecture notes, detail sketches and course materials, representing her work in the Parsons Interior Architecture and Decoration Department in the early 1940s.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Jeanette Olliver student work, KA.0068, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical note

Jeanette Olliver attended classes in the Interior Architecture and Decoration Department of Parsons School of Design (now, Parsons The New School for Design) between 1941 and 1943.

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Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection consists of Jeanette Olliver's student work. Originally housed in a notebook, the materials span the years 1941 to 1943, and contain lecture notes, notes from field trips, and research. Lecture note topics include the interior decorating profession; architectural and interior decoration terminology and concerns; use of color, fabrics, and furniture; and the historical development of furniture styles. On her own or as a member of a class group, Olliver visited prominent museums, mansions, showrooms, and landmark buildings throughout New York City. Her notebook includes reports she made about architectural and furniture styles encountered, as well as the decorating principles they exemplify. The bulk of the collection consists of Olliver's student research material in the form of notes, clippings, and drawings. Of particular note are sketches and renderings by Olliver of architectural features, furniture details, window coverings, and doors.

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Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Will Edmiston in 2010; Initial processing completed by Anne Kumer in 2005.

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives - September 15, 2010

66 5th Ave./
lobby level
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Jeanette Olliver student work, KA.0068, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Mrs. Richard D. Anderson (Jeanette Olliver), 2002.

External Support

The processing of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

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Related Materials

Researchers may wish to consult the New School Archive’s additional holdings of student work from the Interior Design Department to gain perspective on interior design education in Parsons School of Design academic departments, programs and schools collection (pre-2009 accessions) (PC.02.01.01) and Parsons School of Design academic departments, programs and schools (PC.02.01.02).

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • Parsons School of Design. Interior Design Department.

Genre(s)

  • Lecture notes.
  • Notebooks.
  • Student projects.
  • Tracings (drawings).

Subject(s)

  • Interior decoration -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
Field trips: Class, 1941 
k_2 1
Field trips: Personal, 1941-1942 
k_2 2
Lecture notes, 1941-1943 
k_2 3
Research: General, circa 1942 
k_2 4-6
Research: Chippendale, between 1941 and 1943 
k_2 7
Research: French Empire, between 1941 and 1943 
k_2 8

Collection Guide Last Updated: 10/25/2016

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